Chicago White Sox at Pittsburgh Pirates 5/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Carson Fulmer vs. Jameson Taillon
The Chicago White Sox head to PNC Park on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The expected starting pitchers are Carson Fulmer for the White Sox and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +110 and Pittsburgh at -120. The White Sox have a 19-16-2 over/under mark and a 19-18-0 run line record. The Pirates are 21-19-0 against the run line and have a 21-14-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 19-16-2 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 19-18-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 21-14-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 21-19-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
05/06/18 3B Yoan Moncada Hamstring 10-day DL (05/05)
04/26/18 RF Avisail Garcia Hamstring 10-day DL (04/24)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (04/23)
03/29/18 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Kevan Smith Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/12/18 P Jameson Taillon Finger left last game, is "?" next start
04/17/18 2B Josh Harrison Hand 10-day DL (04/16)
04/03/18 P Joe Musgrove Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 10-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carson Fulmer has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 6.23 and a WHIP of 1.75 this year. He has 27 strikeouts over his 30.1 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .282 against the bullpen and they've struck out 139 hitters and walked 67 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.35. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 341 base hits and 196 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 175 batters and struck out 264. They have walked 4.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.56 and their FIP as a unit is 5.04.
As a team Chicago is hitting .242, good for 18th in the league. The White Sox hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .237 with an on-base percentage of .298. He has 33 hits this season in 139 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .432 and an OPS+ of 98. Jose Abreu is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 40 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 141 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .489. The White Sox have 307 hits, including 57 doubles and 46 home runs. Chicago has walked 107 times so far this season and they have struck out 347 times as a unit. They have left 243 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 3.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 147 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 23-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.08, Jameson Taillon has a 2-3 record and a 1.24 WHIP this season. He has 35 strikeouts over the 39.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 140 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 153 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 345 base knocks and 166 earned runs this season. They have given up 42 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 127 hitters and struck out 329 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.99.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 5th in the league. The Pirates hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .362. He has 48 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 158 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .494 with an OPS+ of 132. Corey Dickerson is hitting .319 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 45 hits in 141 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .525. The Pirates as a unit have 358 base hits, including 69 doubles and 48 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 137 times this year and they have struck out on 311 occasions. They have had 273 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 5.03 runs per game and totaled 201 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates -120
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